Weighing the Week Ahead: A Fresh Start

One of the biggest investment challenges is keeping focused on the future.  We all know that we cannot change the past, but there is a powerful temptation to use current decisions to justify past mistakes. The most common market sentiment right now is one of denial.  Many sophisticated market observers have hated the rally.  It […]

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Weighing the Week Ahead: Skip the Sideshow

My “Week Ahead” series is all about focus.  There is so much information, so much data, and so much to read.  There is also temptation — the challenge for next week. An interesting feature of the American democracy, perhaps better understood by my foreign readers than by those in the USA, is the willingness to […]

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Weighing the Week Ahead: Focus on Jobs

Jobs are vital.  To the individual.  To the economy.  To all of us, since our own well-being depends upon our neighbor’s — whether we realize it or not.  Each piece of data or news on employment commands attention. For these reasons everyone pays special attention to the monthly Employment Situation Report. Despite the imperfect nature […]

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